Washing your bike?


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  • byggd

Posted March 06, 2008 - 02:30 PM

#21

leaf blower dry(a must)

A couple of speed runs down the street works better ..... well maybe not better but it's a LOT more fun!

  • jimbo1143

Posted March 11, 2008 - 07:17 PM

#22

Another usefull product that I use to grease all of the pivoting parts is WURTH SIG3000 heavy equipment grease. This has eliminated any problems with high pressure washing in all the pivoting bearings because of the high film strength & also repells water from collecting in all your pivot bearings. You can take a pressure washer directly to this grease & won't blow or run off.I have used this grease on my 98 wr400 since day one I bought new & every pivot bearing,bushing,wheel bearing,steering head bearings are still all original & tight. Just make sure you use some type of disposable doubled latex gloves or you'll have A hell of A time getting this stuff off!!! It's film strength is that good.

  • dirtysouth

Posted March 11, 2008 - 07:57 PM

#23

There is also a hole on the side of the head that goes into the spark plug well that I like to plug up when washing. I use an old chopped off golf tee to keep the water out of there.


Careful here dude...I am almost positive that the hole that farkawi is refering to is one that is designed to drain water from the plugs recessed position. If you do stop it up be sure that you remove it and/or don't break a golf tee off in there...:thumbsup: BTW simple green and the hose pipe

  • dugabrams

Posted March 12, 2008 - 07:00 AM

#24

The golf tee works perfectly on Yamahas. Snug but not too tight.

I am in the market for a pressure washer and have a question. I have seen them with ratings from around 500-40,000 psi. What psi is ideal for cleaning bikes and how much is too much.

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  • ww44wrf450f

Posted March 12, 2008 - 07:19 AM

#25

I like using 'Charlie's Soap" I buy it in the gallon jug and then I delute it to 20/1 in a spray bottle and its biodegradable. First I hose or PW very carefully to get the bike stuff off, and then spray away let sit for no longer than 2min. do not let it dry, hose off and for the places that are still dirty I mix some in a wash bucket-spounge,tooth brush, bottle brush etc. It's a pretty versatile product around the home too! some mecanics use this in there parts washer?

  • KAS

Posted March 12, 2008 - 08:33 AM

#26

The golf tee works perfectly on Yamahas. Snug but not too tight.

I am in the market for a pressure washer and have a question. I have seen them with ratings from around 500-40,000 psi. What psi is ideal for cleaning bikes and how much is too much.


The cheap little electric one I have is like 1100psi. It works fine.

  • byggd

Posted March 12, 2008 - 10:52 AM

#27

The golf tee works perfectly on Yamahas. Snug but not too tight.

I am in the market for a pressure washer and have a question. I have seen them with ratings from around 500-40,000 psi. What psi is ideal for cleaning bikes and how much is too much.

I bought the highest pressure 110 electric one I could find so it can be used for other clean-ups. It was at home depot and I think 1750 psi.

  • doctorchopper

Posted March 12, 2008 - 10:52 AM

#28

pressure rating isn't really the big issue, its the flow of water that you should be concerned with, more flow the pump puts out the better it will wash, you don't want too high of pressure as it will peel your graphics off, a variable pressure is the best

  • byggd

Posted March 12, 2008 - 11:01 AM

#29

pressure rating isn't really the big issue, its the flow of water that you should be concerned with, more flow the pump puts out the better it will wash, you don't want too high of pressure as it will peel your graphics off, a variable pressure is the best

That’s true. Plus I think it only achieves the rated pressure when set to a pin-point spray. The one I have is adjustable and can also dispense soap.




 
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